Meaning of SCHEDULE in English
/ ˈʃedjuːl; NAmE ˈskedʒuːl/ noun , verb
[ C , U ] a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing :
I have a hectic schedule for the next few days.
We're working to a tight schedule (= we have a lot of things to do in a short time) .
Filming began on schedule (= at the planned time) .
The new bridge has been finished two years ahead of schedule .
The tunnel project has already fallen behind schedule .
[ C ] ( NAmE ) = timetable :
a train schedule
Chinese will be on the school schedule from next year.
[ C ] a list of the television and radio programmes that are on a particular channel and the times that they start :
The channel's schedules are filled with old films and repeats.
[ C ] a written list of things, for example prices, rates or conditions :
➡ note at agenda
schedule sth (for sth) [ usually passive ] to arrange for sth to happen at a particular time :
[ vn ]
The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon.
One of the scheduled events is a talk on alternative medicine.
We'll be stopping here for longer than scheduled.
[ vn to inf ]
I'm scheduled to arrive in LA at 5 o'clock.
[ vn ] schedule sth (as sth) ( formal ) to include sth in an official list of things :
The substance has been scheduled as a poison.
► sched·uler noun :
The President's schedulers allowed 90 minutes for TV interviews.
late Middle English (in the sense scroll, explanatory note, appendix ): from Old French cedule , from late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of scheda , from Greek skhedē papyrus leaf. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005